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Using Validity and Critical Thinking On a Daily Basis

On a daily basis , we hear claims of how this product leads to weight loss , how we should support someone’s awe-inspiring cause , and where we should be spending our time. Invalid arguments are familiar and knowing how to determine whether or not an argument is truthful can help us make choices that lead to better outcomes . Life is full of people who want you to buy something, sell something, get on a team , and convert to their cause . The list of invalid arguments are nearly endless.  Most of us come across inaccurate and invalid arguments that are designed to stir our emotions but have little substance . Knowing valid from invalid arguments helps us see the truth behind the words . An argument is valid if the premises are true , and the conclusion is not  false . Main points should lead to and support the conclusion . In situations where the premises are true but the conclusion is false th

Intuition and Scientific Advancement Among the Gifted Population

Giftedness is a trait that comes with high intensity, motivation, love of learning and emotional sensitivities that make a person highly functional in the environment. Many countries have gifted enrichment programs to ensure that such individuals can fully contribute to the development of society. The U.S. has not fully developed their programs. Understanding the power of giftedness and their intuition that leads to career success is important in fostering their abilities for the benefit of everyone.  Science has moved beyond the definition of giftedness and is working on better ways to select and categories giftedness for better development (Porath, 2013). Intuition is one of those gifted traits that lead to higher mastery of the environment and scientific innovation through perceiving differences within the environment. That perception matched with the rigor of scientific logic encourages new discoveries. Intuition can be extremely powerful and can culminate in all typ